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OOIDA Asks Senate Panel to Nix Plans for Speed Limiters on Trucks

September 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Owner Operators, Regulations
Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA)

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) has asked the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations to exclude language from any federal spending measures that mandates the installation of speed limiters on heavy commercial vehicles. The association says that to do so would undermine the regulatory process and take away the public’s [...]

Omnitracs Introduces ELD Truck Driver Retention Solution

September 15, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations
Omnitracs Introduces ELD Truck Driver Retention Solution

Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, introduced this week its ELD Driver Retention Model, a first-of-its-kind predictive modeling solution that allows companies to identify and retain truck drivers who are most likely to voluntarily leave their jobs. Driver turnover reached 95 percent in [...]

Geotab, J.J. Keller Partner in Trucking Telematics, eLog Solutions

September 14, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety, Technology
Geotab, J.J. Keller Partner in Trucking Telematics, eLog Solutions

Geotab and J.J. Keller & Associates this week formed a new partnership that combines Geotab’s telematics solutions and J.J. Keller’s electronic logging solution for truck fleets. This partnership provides a powerful solution for fleets seeking in-cab technology that combines telematics and compliance, while addressing the needs of the market as [...]

OOIDA Denounces Fed Plan for Speed-limiters on Commercial Trucks

September 1, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
OOIDA Denounces Fed Plan for Speed-limiters on Commercial Trucks

A national association of small-business truckers claims the government’s proposal to mandate speed-limiting devices on large commercial trucks would be dangerous for all highway users. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA), the nation’s only organization representing professional and small-business truckers, says such devices create speed differentials that lead to more [...]

Feds Pushing for Speed Limiters on Nation’s Trucks

August 29, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Safety
Feds Push for Speed Limiters on Nation’s Trucks

Anthony Foxx, the U.S. Transportation secretary, has announced a proposal that, if approved, would see the nation’s heavy-duty commercial trucks equipped with devices that limit their speeds on U.S. roadways. The proposed law, initiated by DOT’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), [...]

New Truck Regs Suggest Aluminum Boosts Fuel Economy

August 23, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations
Lightweight aluminum parts mean better mileage and cleaner air for commercial vehicles, according to the Aluminum Association. 
— Photo by stock.

New regulations that will boost the fuel economy of the nation’s medium- and heavy-duty truck vehicle fleet recognize the importance of mass reduction technologies such as aluminum to help reach these goals. Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly finalized a [...]

Omnitracs Launches Critical Event Video to Assist Truck Drivers

August 22, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: News, Regulations, Safety, Technology
Omnitracs Launches Critical Event Video to Assist Truck Drivers

Omnitracs, a global pioneer of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, has launched Omnitracs Critical Event Video (CEV), a fully integrated in-cab video solution. CEV is a tool used by fleets to improve driver training and mitigate the liability risks associated with accidents and other critical events such [...]

Truck, Engine Builders Seek Alignment With Greenhouse Gas Regs

August 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations
Truck, Engine Builders Seek Alignment With Greenhouse Gas Regs

This week’s federal release of a second, more stringent regulatory standard for fuel-efficiency and the environment for commercial trucks has the Truck and Engine Manufacturers Association (EMA) taking a close look at the ramifications of such regulations. The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) [...]

Clean Diesel Truck Engines Key to Achieving Phase 2 Standards

August 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, Fuel, News, Regulations, Technology
Clean Diesel Truck Engines Key to Achieving Phase 2 Standards

With 98 percent of the nation’s largest commercial trucks powered by diesel engines, advancements in clean diesel technology will be a key factor in achieving new federal fuel-efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions standards, according to the Diesel Technology Forum. Allen Schaeffer, executive director of the non-profit organization, said, “The demands [...]

Small-business Truckers Gird for Court Battle Over Necessity of ELDs

August 18, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Regulations, Safety
Small-business Truckers Gird for Court Battle Over Necessity of ELDs

A national association of small-business truckers says the government’s excuses for mandating electronic logging devices (ELDs) are weak and fail to justify violating the Fourth Amendment rights of professional truck drivers. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) wants the court to throw out the federal mandate that is scheduled to [...]